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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Aug 14, 2015, 12:35 PM Aug 2015

Words from the Native man on stage at Westlake protecting BLM [View all]

"Although light years ahead of his Democratic counterparts, Bernie Sanders will ultimately become a better candidate because of the Black Lives Matter takeover of the microphone and stage in Seattle." —Gyasi Ross, Blackfeet Nation/Suquamish Nation Territories

Talking about genocide is uncomfortable. Talking about slavery is uncomfortable. Talking about why three out of five Native women are the victims of sexual assault, largely by non-Native males, is uncomfortable. Talking about Jim Crow laws is uncomfortable. Talking about why Native and Black people end up dead at the end of police gun more often than any other ethnicities is uncomfortable.

But it has to be talked about. We have to talk about it.

Yes, even Bernie has to talk about it.

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Goddamn skippy! n/t Admiral Loinpresser Aug 2015 #1
prosecuting the police who do these things is the key questionseverything Aug 2015 #2
YES!!! artislife Aug 2015 #3
I agree. I hope to know as well when he does why it seems to some to not be enough roguevalley Aug 2015 #8
and this: glinda Aug 2015 #4
Thank you for posting this artislife Aug 2015 #5
Yes. I especially liked this... senz Aug 2015 #12
That's good G_j Aug 2015 #22
Thank you that's what needs to said azurnoir Aug 2015 #6
I am a Bernie supporter and I could not agree more. Dustlawyer Aug 2015 #7
It was near Waco artislife Aug 2015 #17
Midland is not near Waco. Midland is at the top of the Texas Panhandle and Waco is an hour Dustlawyer Aug 2015 #18
Mixing up my Texas cities... artislife Aug 2015 #19
You haven't missed anything by not going! Dustlawyer Aug 2015 #23
Ever since Trayvon Martin dougolat Aug 2015 #9
In Junior High you have to prove yourself. gordianot Aug 2015 #10
I share your concerns. senz Aug 2015 #11
That is exactly what I mean by sharp tongue. gordianot Aug 2015 #14
Ha! Very nice. Thanks! senz Aug 2015 #16
K&R senz Aug 2015 #13
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Aug 2015 #15
Kick think Aug 2015 #20
This is a wonderful editorial. Gyasi Ross speaks honestly IMO... think Aug 2015 #21
Thank you artislife. lovemydog Aug 2015 #24
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